Emergency aviation

The state of safety in the CIS to deteriorate, according to the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). The accident rate, noted in its report for 2017, is growing due to general aviation, light and ultra-light vessels, which accounts for half of the incidents. The reason for most of the incidents is the human factor and the low control of state bodies, the IAC believes. The Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency emphasize that they have implemented training programs for pilots and are monitoring the admittance of pilots, but they propose to the general aviation “to get out of the gray zone”.

In its report on safety in the countries participating in the interstate agreement on civil aviation (12 ex-USSR states) for 2017, IAC noted that the relative rates of accidents in commercial aviation remained “almost at the level of 2016”. But according to the catastrophes, the year was the worst in five years, which speaks of a “stable negative dynamics”. In general, there were 58 air accidents in the CIS against 63 in 2016, but the number of accidents increased from 28 to 32. The number of deaths remained at the level of 2016 – 74 people.

Most of all occurred in Russia – 39, including 20 disasters (51 people died). In Ukraine there were eight air accidents and five catastrophes with six dead, in Kazakhstan – seven air accidents and five catastrophes that claimed 11 lives, in Moldova and Belarus have one disaster each, Uzbekistan and Armenia have one incident each. The IAC notes that half of the accidents are accounted for by general aviation including air taxi, private, corporate and business aviation, of which three-quarters are related to violations of the flight crew. “Security issues in the preparation and implementation of such flights are still not solved,” the IAC said. Pilots worked without certificates, qualification marks on admission to flights on a specific type of aircraft, for several years did not undergo medical-flight expertise and did not have medical tolerances.

The IAC adds that in general aviation aircraft continue to be used without a certificate of airworthiness or with an expired certificate, and the authorized bodies “do not control it sufficiently”. According to the IAC, in 2017 the level of aviation incidents on light and ultra-light aircraft was the highest for the last five years, and it was higher in accidents than in 2013-2015.

The Federal Air Transport Agency was assured by Kommersant that the overwhelming number of accidents and catastrophes in general aviation was the result of “deliberate violation of the rules for the use of airspace, flight operations, maintaining airworthiness, flights on unregistered airplanes.” Every day the service denies a dozen pilots on flights with an expired certificate. For each accident and a catastrophe, orders are issued with “preventive measures for aircraft operators, based on the recommendations of the IAC. The Ministry of Transport did not answer to “Kommersant”.

In 2017, 80% of aviation incidents were “conditioned by the human factor,” the IAC writes, proposing to develop targeted integrated state programs on all aspects of its influence. The Federal Air Transport Agency introduced exemplary training programs for pilots for single-engine airplanes and helicopters that meet international requirements, the ministry said. The IAC also offers a system of voluntary communications at the state level, provided it is “non-disciplinary” and protected by information. In addition, the IAC is recommended to create a single database for the registration of aviation personnel certificates and develop a single information medical space, as “cases of concealment of diseases” have become more frequent.

Oleg Panteleev, CEO, AviaPort, believes that the authorities do not have the resources for extensive work to prevent accidents and promote safe flights. In countries with a developed caller ID, he adds, many functions are taken over by public associations. At the same time, the expert is sure, the authorities must “abandon the punitive approach”, and the general aviation to show that it is “an effective party, not a partisan community”. The Federal Air Transport Agency agrees that public organizations “should be interested in withdrawing general aviation from the gray zone of total lack of control.” But at the same time, officials propose to increase administrative responsibility for deliberate violations.

Source – http://www.bizavnews.ru/

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